here is the completed wool project--I felted the man's wool sweater and used strips of Pendelton wool from my fabric stash and some that I purchased to make the bottom half. Will have to get a better photo of the garment back and sides
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Monday, November 14, 2016
I found this great wool sweater with a wonderful shawl collar at the thrift store for a couple of dollars. I did a gentle felting (washed in hot water) so it wouldn't ravel if cut, but would stay pliable and soft. The cat likes it too!!
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Monday, August 1, 2016
I found this really cute tank dress on clearance but it was just a little too short--so I looked through the store and brainstormed what to do....and found another clearance item, a knit wrap skirt that complimented the stripe in the tank dress. I cut apart the wrap skirt and made a "half-slip" that I can wear under the tank dress. It looks great!! and I am still under $20.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016
so after moving recently, I am finding that I use my creative energy to do house projects--am still getting my art room set up and organized among other pressing needs--like the water heater needing to be replaced and the dishwasher not working, etc. etc. Have painted alot of walls and woodwork and plan to paint bathroom cupboards with Espresso GEL paint and a hall-way closet with white chalk paint.......so anyway, the usual art projects are few and far between this summer. Last week I sewed a bedskirt for the bed. The bed is an elevated frame so I have 15" of underneath storage space for fabric and other important things! woo-woo. Please be patient blog-followers, my posts may not be as frequent.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
My mother is a traditional quilter and her latest project is making me a quilt using fabrics that were used when I was younger: my kindergarten art apron, various outfits, and a few new batik fabrics that we both liked. I made about 8 of the 90 quilt blocks and did give some ideas on placement, but Mom gets the credit. Here is a photo of the current layout....